We have mini spools that we actually make for a different application that we have installed in cruiser diffs. The splines fit a bit tight, but it is an inexpensive and strong alternative to welding the diff.
i deceided im gonna just weld it. im low on cash and have other stuff i need to spend it on. im gonna re-weld it properly with a big 250 lincoln mig if that doesn't hold i'll shuck out for a real locker or a new carrier and mini spool
Yes sir I am. It's going in the rear of my buggy. When I wheeled my jeep I always ran the rear locker engaged the whole time. Since this will be a trail only rig I see no adverse effects. Sure I could run an arb to help with turning, but for the price I can run a driveline disconnect and cutting brakes and turn even easier.